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20 Sep 2017, Paris, France
Following years of calls for a revamp, a French design studio has been selected to give the Tour Montparnasse skyscraper a green makeover. The project is slated to complete in time for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Read more.
01 Aug 2017, Pyongyang, North Korea
After years of stalled construction, Pyongyang recently unveiled the newly renovated Ryugyong Hotel: a pyramid-shaped building that is both the capital's biggest landmark, and what is believed to be the world's tallest unoccupied building. Read more.
24 Jul 2017, West Palm Beach, United States
A real estate investment company has purchased One Clearlake Centre – an 18-story, 218,461-square-foot (20,300-square-meter) Class-A office tower. Renovations include new public spaces and multiple spec suites. Read more.
21 Jul 2017, San Francisco, United States
The Millennium Tower in San Francisco has sunk another inch in the past seven months, but on the brighter side, engineers have found a potential fix, which would entail drilling new piles down to bedrock from the building's basement. Read more.
20 Jul 2017, Detroit, United States
For the first time in decades, a private event will be held in the long-vacant Michigan Central Station. Over $8 million has already been spent on renovations, and further construction is planned for the near future. Read more.
28 Jun 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The 1999-built, three-tower Thuan Kieu Plaza complex is receiving a makeover. Locals reported seeing progress in an effort to rejuvenate the buildings, starting with a completely new coat of green paint on the exterior of each tower. Read more.
15 Jun 2017, Seattle, United States
A Seattle-based architecture firm has released new renderings of the firm’s proposed renovations for Seattle’s Space Needle, the most extensive upgrades undertaken in the structure’s 55-year history. Read more.
09 Jun 2017, New York City, United States
MetLife will replace the massive letters on its eponymous high-rise with a brand new typeface. The installation of the new, more modern logo will be the first time the building’s sign has changed since 1993. Read more.
02 Jun 2017, Chicago, United States
A Chicago developer is buying two vacant buildings on State Street from the federal government and plans to convert them into 429 apartments. Both buildings were built in the early 20th century. Read more.
31 May 2017, New York City, United States
Development on the site of the former Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is moving along, with May 30 marking the launch of leasing at 325 Kent Avenue – the first building to open as part of the mega-development. Read more.
31 May 2017, Melbourne, Australia
A transformation of 80 Collins Street, scheduled for completion in 2020, will comprise a new premium-grade office tower, a significant refurbishment of the existing tower, a boutique hotel, and an array of retail and F&B facilities. Read more.
26 Apr 2017, Sydney, Australia
A development application has been submitted to refurbish a heritage-listed building in Sydney’s Circular Quay. The AMP Building, which opened in 1962, was Australia's first skyscraper and held the title as its tallest building until 1964. Read more.
28 Mar 2017, New York City, United States
Architects have revealed designs for a 200,000-square-foot (18,600-square-meter) renovation of the recently landmarked 601 Lexington Avenue, commonly known by its former title, Citicorp Center. Read more.
10 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia
One of Southbank’s historic structures, The Robur Tea Building, is in line for a major new addition, with plans for a hotel and high-end apartments to be housed in a new 145-meter tower extending from its southern façade. Read more.
08 Mar 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Singapore-based investors have snapped up the 396-room Hilton South Wharf hotel in Melbourne for USD$174 million in the city's biggest hotel deal in 2017 so far. The hotel will be converted to a Pan Pacific within about three months. Read more.
24 Feb 2017, Sydney, Australia
An Australian architecture studio has envisioned a Tetris-like extension to the iconic Sirius building in Sydney. The firm proposes the conceptual scheme as an alternative to demolishing the brutalist social housing building. Read more.
22 Feb 2017, London, United Kingdom
The developers behind the reworking of a 64-meter central London tower – renamed Buckingham Green – that was once the headquarters of Rolls Royce have announced that the scheme is on track to complete in 2018. Read more.
01 Feb 2017, Chicago, United States
City officials have released renderings of proposed improvements for Willis Tower, Chicago's tallest building. The $500 million plans include six floors of new retail, an outdoor deck, and a "winter garden." Read more.
25 Jan 2017, Sydney, Australia
Darling Harbour’s rejuvenation has taken another step forward following the recent redevelopment of the Hyatt Regency Sydney at 161 Sussex Street. The redevelopment process took place over a two-year period beginning in December 2014. Read more.
17 Jan 2017, Paris, France
The Eiffel Tower is set to undergo a massive 15-year renovation project, which will encompass a full structural analysis, replacement of the tower’s lighting systems, and an overhaul of its elevators. Read more.
06 Jan 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
After being shuttered for over 20 years, the Hotel Nacional in Rio de Janerio, Brazil has reopened. Following a one-month soft opening of only 60 rooms, all 413 rooms will begin operation on January 15. Read more.
04 Jan 2017, Eindhoven, Netherlands
A Rotterdam-based architecture firm has unveiled plans to convert a 1960s-built brutalist bunker in Eindhoven, Netherlands into high-rise housing. Upon completion in 2019, the tower will rise 37 stories. Read more.
23 Dec 2016, Los Angeles, United States
New York-based Pei Cobb Freed & Partners broke ground this month on a $2.5 billion development aimed at retrofitting and expanding the Minoru Yamasaki-designed Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles’s Century City business district. Read more.
13 Dec 2016, New York City, United States
Developers have revealed that within the landmarked tower at 15 Park Row, a collection of rental apartments will be carved from its lower floors. Other upgrades will include works on the lobby, amenities, and ground-floor retail. Read more.
21 Nov 2016, Shanghai, China
A Hong-Kong based design studio has completed the repositioning and renovation of Cross Tower in Shanghai, China. The firm was commissioned to refigure the architecture and interior of the office tower, originally constructed in 1998. Read more.
07 Nov 2016, Toronto, Canada
Reduced down to 32 stories, the 700 Bay Street development transfers some of its space into a four-story extension of an existing building. In total, it will add 274 rental units, featuring 187 one-, 58 two-, and 29 three-bedroom units. Read more.
26 Sep 2016, London, United Kingdom
The City of Westminster Council has granted approval for the redevelopment of the London Hilton on Park Lane. The 29-story hotel will be revamped to include residential units on the top floors and a new building at the tower's base. Read more.
01 Sep 2016, Chicago, United States
A five-story vertical expansion of the 12-story Atlantic Bank Building at 168 North Michigan is set to get underway as part of its long-planned conversion into a 210-room downtown hotel after building permits were granted. Read more.
16 Aug 2016, Los Angeles, United States
The OUE Skyspace is part of a $60 million overhaul of the public areas of the 310-meter U.S. Bank Tower. The renovations include a Skyslide, which starts at the 70th floor and is designed to endure the seismic activity common to the region. Read more.
12 Aug 2016, Toronto, Canada
According to updated documents released via the City's Development Applications site, Toronto's iconic Park Hyatt Hotel is subject to a new application to renovate and repurpose the site into a mixed-use complex. Read more.